Greek Mythology Plays A Big Part In ‘Wonder Woman’

Wonder Woman will be a film of a lot of firsts. It will be the first female-led superhero film in decades, the first superhero film set in World War I and the first DCEU film to add a sense of mysticism that can’t, in some way, be explained through science.

The Amazons, who Diana Prince is one of, are warrior women created by the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite who needs them to fight Ares, the god of war, but also to bring hope and peace to the world. Ares eventually kills Zeus, the father of the gods, but not before Zeus left the Amazons a weapon that could kill Ares – a sword named Godkiller. This is what Diana is told by her mother, but it’s not the complete truth.

“[Diana] is the weapon that can kill Ares, not the sword. She doesn’t know her destiny, but there’s a growing warrior spirit inside of her,” learned during a Wonder Woman set visit.

This all but confirms that the DCEU Wonder Woman is modeled after the modern New 52 comic book version, in which she is not an ordinary Amazon but rather a demi-god.

Ares, of course, will end up being the big villain of Wonder Woman. Starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine in the leads, the film is set to hit theaters on June 2, 2017.

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot, Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine, crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.